A lifelong competitor in and out of Princeton, Bob strove for and prized excellence in everything he did. Bob played tennis and competitive golf into his nineties. A varsity soccer player as a sophomore, Bob tore his knee ligaments while playing Haverford. It was an accident that led him to pursue “alternate competitive venues” such as singing — an activity he continued for the rest of his life — becoming an avid singer and member of Philadelphia’s Orpheus Club for more than 20 years. While in the ICU Bob fretted about how he was going to make chorus rehearsal and the rest of his numerous commitments.
As chairman of the Philadelphia-based law firm Morgan Lewis, Bob led the transformation of the practice from a regional law firm with 125 lawyers to a global firm that reaches throughout Europe, Asia, and Latin America — employing almost 2,000 lawyers.
Bob is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Young; five children; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. The class offers its condolences to them all. Reunions will not be the same without Bob.